Camp Information

Be part of our innovative day camp that encourages exciting connections between science, technology, engineering, arts and math in a fun and safe hands-on learning environment. Our camps for children ages 6+ emphasize imagination and creativity and allow young innovators to discover and create through play and technology while exploring each week’s theme.

Join us for Junior Innovator’s Camp and spark your child’s imagination.

Some of our activities include:

  • Lego Building Challenges
  • Video Game Design
  • Minecraft Design
  • Lego Robotics
  • Paper Circuits
  • Pop Bottle Rockets
  • Paper Rollercoasters
  • Cardboard Building
  • STEM Crafts

A typical day includes…..

Instruction

4-5 hours of instruction of a new tech skill such as code a game, build a robot or create a video.

Activities and socializing

2-3 hours of activities and games.

Flex time

1-2 hours to take a snack break, unwind or work on a project.

Regular & Extended Hours

Regular camp program: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Drop-off: Between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.

Pick-up: Between 4:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m

What to bring?

Campers need the following items to be prepared for all activities:

  • With your registration, you are provided with Junior Innovator Camp T-shirt (one per registrant) that you receive on the first day of camp.  Please wear your camp T-shirt every day.
  • Wear weather appropriate clothes.  For example, a hat and sunglasses for sun protection during our Spring and Summer Camps.
  • Please wear appropriate clothing (play clothes). It is recommended to bring an extra change of clothes in a backpack.
  • An indoor pair of shoes.
  • For safety reasons close-toed shoes should be worn, not sandals.
  • Every camper needs to bring a healthy and nut-safe lunch and snack for morning and afternoon snack breaks, as well as a refillable water bottle.

Food at Camp

Every camper needs to bring a healthy and nutsafe lunch and snack for morning and afternoon snack breaks, as well as a refillable water bottle.

Pizza Days

Enjoy a hot pizza lunch on Friday (included with your registration).  Please pack all regular snacks and drinks for the day.

Nut Free Policy

To ensure the safety and enjoyment of all of our campers, please ensure that lunches and snacks are free of nuts, nut products and traces of nuts.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Junior Innovators reserves the right to cancel any camp program if the minimum number of participants is not reached. If Junior Innovators cancels a camp, registrants are fully refunded. Refunds are not issued for inclement weather. The Friday prior to the registered camp week is the cut-off date for camp refund consideration.

  • All changes to camp registration are subject to a non-refundable $25 administration fee.
  • More than 10 business days before the start of the registered camp week: Full refund less $25
  • Within 10 business days before the start of the registered camp week: Refund subject to a $125 service fee.
  • Changes to camp preference or date can be made prior to the start of the registered camp week, and are subject to availability

Payment Options

  1. Credit Card.  Junior Innovators take credit card payments through PayPal. You do not require a PayPal account to complete the transaction. You will be prompted during the registration application on whether you would like to use PayPal. If you select Yes, you will be redirected to PayPal to complete your payment upon completion of your registration.
  2. One-time Payment by Cheque. Please make cheque payable to Meron Hrycusko. See mailing address below. Cheques must be received to secure your child’s spot in the summer camp.
  3. Cash Payment.  For cash payments please contact Meron Hrycusko at discover@jrinnovators.com

Cheques can be mailed to the address below:

Junior Innovators
c/o The Idea Room
5 Hamilton St. N.,
PO Box 1501
Waterdown L0R 2H0

NSF Service Charge

There will be a $35 service charge for any cheques returned due to Insufficient Funds (NSF).

Anti-Bullying Policy

Bullying is when one or more people exclude, tease, taunt, gossip, hit, kick, or put down another person with the intent to hurt another. Bullying happens when a person or group of people want to have power over another and use their power to get their way, at the expense of someone else. Bullying can also happen through cyberspace: through the use of e-mails, text messaging, instant messaging, and other less direct methods. This type of bullying can also lead to persons being hurt during or between the camp seasons and be especially hurtful when persons are targeted with meanness and exclusion.

At Jr Innovators, bullying is inexcusable, and we have a firm policy against all types of bullying. Our Camp philosophy is based on our mission statement which ensures that every camper will acquire skills, knowledge, friendships, and life experiences. We work together as a team to ensure that campers gain self-confidence, make new friends, and go home with great memories.

Unfortunately, persons who are bullied may not have the same potential to get the most out of their camp experience. Our leadership addresses all incidents of bullying seriously and trains staff to promote communication with their staff and their campers so both staff and campers will be comfortable alerting us to any problems during their camp experience and between camp seasons. Every person has the right to expect to have the best possible experience at camp, and by working together as a team to identify and manage bullying, we can help ensure that all campers and staff have a great summer at Jr Innovators.

Cell Phone Policy

Campers are allowed to bring cell phones. We respect and appreciate the wonderful relationship that you have with your child and we want you to have an open line of communication.

Cell phones are expensive and can get lost or broken. If you decide to allow your child to bring their phone, Jr Innovators will not be held responsible if a camper loses or damages their phone. If a cell phone is interfering with a camper’s ability to participate in camp, or if it is used in an inappropriate way, the phone will be taken away and returned only to a parent. If this happens, the camper will no longer be eligible to bring their phone to camp.

Nut-Free Policy

To ensure the safety and enjoyment of all of our campers, please ensure that lunches and snacks are free of nuts, nut products and traces of nuts.

Jr Innovators is committed to providing a positive, engaging experience for all participants. To achieve this goal we expect campers to:

  • Show respect and consideration for sta ffand fellow campers
  • Be cooperative and participate in camp activities
  • Respect camp rules, the facility and program equipment

Counsellor to Camper Ratio: 1:8

Conduct While Attending Camp

Camp staff strives to maintain an atmosphere of mutual caring, respect, and understanding throughout the summer. Proper participation and conduct by your child is expected and includes the following rules:

  • Respect others feelings and property
  • Cooperate with each other
  • Listen to your group leaders
  • Stay with your group
  • No fighting, yelling, hitting or cursing
  • Tell a group leader if someone/something is bothering or upsetting you
  • Clean up after yourself
  • Come to camp with the right attitude

Behavioural Guidelines

If a camper is having behavioural challenges we have a fair process.

  • We talk to the camper to see what the difficulty is and relate our expectations
  • If the behaviour continues the child will have a time out, missing a few minutes of an activity
  • If the behaviour continues we will contact their parent to inform them of what is going on and ask for suggestions
  • If the behaviour continues the child will talk to their parent
  • If the behaviour continues the child goes home for a day or for the rest of the week depending on the behaviour

We want all children to be successful and will work with the child and parent to ensure this success. We do have to consider the other campers and if a camper’s behaviour is affecting other campers, it is then we must decide whether a child stays at camp or goes home.

Grievances

My staff will do whatever it takes to ensure you as a parent are satisfied with the camp program and your child has a great week. If you have a concern with any of the leaders or with the camp program please contact me directly (Meron Hrycusko) at 9059060090 or by email discover@jrinnovators.com and we will do what it takes to deal with your concerns. We are always interested in constructive criticism as we want our camp to exceed your expectations.